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Old 10-18-2006, 08:12 PM   #1
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Anyone know anything about Laptops?

I'm going to get a laptop this christmas and I was just wondering if anyone knew any good deals.

My biggest concern is laptop's video cards. I know a decent amount of desktop video cards but I honestly don't know what are good laptop video cards.

I was taking a look at newegg and HP. I looked at the dells but they seem very overpriced.

I'm lookin for something around $1000 most likely... minimum of 512MB ram, dual core isnt necessary but anything better than a 3200+ would be sufficient, a decent video card (not top of the line but something around the power of an ATI Radeon 9800 possibly?) and at least a 15" screen.

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If you're thinking about game playing, stay the **** away from the laptops. Since you're even thinking about the graphics card, stay the **** away from the laptops.
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Re: Anyone know anything about Laptops?

no, i have a desktop for gaming.

i dont plan on gaming on the laptop thats why i want something around the power of a 9800 just in case i want to put something like unreal tournament on it or something.
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no, i have a desktop for gaming.

i dont plan on gaming on the laptop thats why i want something around the power of a 9800 just in case i want to put something like unreal tournament on it or something.
Don't bother. Laptops aren't for gaming. Internet, email, and bull**** like that. Get the smallest one with the longest battery life.
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get a macbook
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And start having sex with little boys.
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I dont really know much about Laptop video cards either. If you want to play any games at all though dont bother with anything intergrated
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Re: Anyone know anything about Laptops?

i dont think a mac is an option (i thought about it) but i need to run microsoft project and probably other stuff that is windows related. this laptop is going to be needed for an internship next summer (dont know where yet though) and for school work related stuff. i didnt plan on playing stuff like doom 3 and oblivion.. i just wanted something that could run stuff like unreal tournament 2003 and older games and stuff so i dont get bored to death when im at home (because ill probably leave my desktop at college when i go home and pc games are always nice).
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Don't listen to 'em. PC gamers are freakin' crazy people man. Any decent laptop should be able to do want you want it to. Try to find something a little better than your average integrated Intel video card though. That probably won't get the job done.
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My roommate bought a toshiba this summer after interning at cessna. He got it so he would have a laptop that would last through a few classes without charging. Since you've played some WoW, he ran 2 1/2 raids before the battery told him he needed to plug it in b/c he only had 45 minutes of battery left lol. He got a basic laptop, but still plenty to run that game.
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I'm going to get a laptop this christmas and I was just wondering if anyone knew any good deals.

My biggest concern is laptop's video cards. I know a decent amount of desktop video cards but I honestly don't know what are good laptop video cards.

I was taking a look at newegg and HP. I looked at the dells but they seem very overpriced.

I'm lookin for something around $1000 most likely... minimum of 512MB ram, dual core isnt necessary but anything better than a 3200+ would be sufficient, a decent video card (not top of the line but something around the power of an ATI Radeon 9800 possibly?) and at least a 15" screen.

Any suggestions?
Dells are very over priced. I am a representative for HP actually and I can tell you HONESTLY over at Best Buy they have one hell of a deal for a pretty kick *** laptop for under $1000. Here are the stats:


* AMD Turion™ 64 X2 mobile technology TL-50* for AMD dual-core technology in a thin-and-light design; HyperTransport™ and AMD PowerNow!™ technologies and improved security with Enhanced Virus Protection**

* 1GB DDR2 memory for multitasking power, expandable to 2GB

* Multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW drive with double-layer support records up to 8.5GB of data or 4 hours of video using compatible media; also supports LightScribe direct-disc labels using compatible LightScribe media

* 14.1" WXGA high-definition widescreen display with BrightView technology and 1280 x 800 resolution

* 120GB Serial ATA hard drive (5400 rpm)

* NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150 graphics with up to 128MB shared video memory; S-video TV-out

* EEE 1394 (FireWire) interface and 3 high-speed USB 2.0 ports for fast digital video, audio and data transfer

* Built-in high-speed wireless LAN (802.11b/g); 10/100Base-T Ethernet LAN with RJ-45 connector; 56 Kbps high-speed modem; Expansion Port 3 connector

* Weighs 5.4 lbs. and measures 1.5" thin for easy portability; lithium-ion battery and AC adapter

* Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition operating system preinstalled; software package included with Microsoft Works, Sonic DigitalMedia Plus, HP Photosmart Premier and more

* Microsoft Windows Vista Premium Ready




Ready for the price?

$899

That's all. It's a great price considering Sony or Toshiba would jack the price up 300-500 bucks. That's a great laptop, I'm really thinking about buying one myself.
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Here's the link btw

Hewlett-Packard - Pavilion Entertainment Notebook with AMD Turion™ 64 X2 - Piano Black - dv2125nr

It's pretty sweet
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Dells are very over priced. I am a representative for HP actually and I can tell you HONESTLY over at Best Buy they have one hell of a deal for a pretty kick *** laptop for under $1000. Here are the stats:


* AMD Turion™ 64 X2 mobile technology TL-50* for AMD dual-core technology in a thin-and-light design; HyperTransport™ and AMD PowerNow!™ technologies and improved security with Enhanced Virus Protection**

* 1GB DDR2 memory for multitasking power, expandable to 2GB

* Multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW drive with double-layer support records up to 8.5GB of data or 4 hours of video using compatible media; also supports LightScribe direct-disc labels using compatible LightScribe media

* 14.1" WXGA high-definition widescreen display with BrightView technology and 1280 x 800 resolution

* 120GB Serial ATA hard drive (5400 rpm)

* NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150 graphics with up to 128MB shared video memory; S-video TV-out

* EEE 1394 (FireWire) interface and 3 high-speed USB 2.0 ports for fast digital video, audio and data transfer

* Built-in high-speed wireless LAN (802.11b/g); 10/100Base-T Ethernet LAN with RJ-45 connector; 56 Kbps high-speed modem; Expansion Port 3 connector

* Weighs 5.4 lbs. and measures 1.5" thin for easy portability; lithium-ion battery and AC adapter

* Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition operating system preinstalled; software package included with Microsoft Works, Sonic DigitalMedia Plus, HP Photosmart Premier and more

* Microsoft Windows Vista Premium Ready




Ready for the price?

$899

That's all. It's a great price considering Sony or Toshiba would jack the price up 300-500 bucks. That's a great laptop, I'm really thinking about buying one myself.
My friend just bought a smiliar Gateway for $600 from Best Buy (ATi Graphics card, and not dual core, and larger 15.4" screen are the differences). I used to knock Gateways alot, but I really love mine now that I have one. If you are looking in the $1000 range, i would honestly look into a tablet, greatest thing ever. So much less to carry to class, so much easier to stay organized (big plus for me), and the 12-cell battery will go 6 hours most of the time if I am not using a CD and have the screen not-so-bright.
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